Summer is 100 days of high dives, ball games and barbecues. It’s 100 ways to dress a burger, catch some shade or get out of town. It’s 100 chances to clear the calendar and help save lives.
Make donating blood with the Red Cross part of your summer plans. Read amazing stories, participate in promotional giveaways and stay inspired all summer long at redcrossblood.org/100days. Take a selfie of yourself donating blood and share at #ChooseYourDay.
Make this a great summer for you and the patients relying on lifesaving blood. Remember that one donation can help as many as three different patients. Don’t take a vacation from donating blood … patients don’t take a break from needing it.
The Red Cross is offering two sessions of Babysitter’s Training with Pediatric First Aid/CPR in July. This two-day class is for 11-15 year olds and teaches basic care of children, safety and offers a two-year certification in Pediatric First Aid/CPR.
The dates are: Session 1 — July 9-10; Session 2 — July 23-24, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. each day.
Students need to bring a sack lunch each day. The cost is $140/person and students must be pre-registered five days prior to the class.
Register at www.redcross.org/takeaclass or call 1-800-733-2767. Classes are limited to 12 students and income-based scholarships may be available. For additional information call the Chapter House.
Here are classes, blood drives and other activities involving the Franklin County Chapter of the American Red Cross, 318 Washington St. For more information, to assist with any activities or become a volunteer, call 502-223-1795, 800-578-4904 or visit volunteerconnection.redcross.org/.
Tuesday, 1-5 p.m.: Bloodmobile at Kroger in Lawrenceburg, 1300 Anderson Crossing.
Wednesday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.: Bloodmobile at Boone National Guard Center, Armory No. 1.
Wednesday, 2-6 p.m.: Bloodmobile at American Legion, 725 W. Broadway St., Lawrenceburg.